The 2nd International Researcher Development Week (IRDW) will take place from 25 to 29 March at the University of Granada. The IRDW is aimed at researchers and policy-makers from the UGR’s partner universities from across the globe. The main objective of the event, which is funded through the Erasmus+ Programme, is to foster the internationalization of research and knowledge-transfer processes. It offers visiting researchers a shared space in which to network with UGR research groups, thereby paving the way for new forms of joint collaboration.
With a view to achieving this objective, the Vice-Rectorate for Internationalization and Vice-Rectorate for Knowledge and Transfer have prepared an ambitious programme that will enable the IRDW participants to explore the UGR’s key strategies and policies in the areas of research, postgraduate studies, internationalization, outreach, and social responsibility, among others. Furthermore, they will become acquainted with some of the key instruments and procedures employed to facilitate the internationalization of research projects, patents, spin-off companies, and the reception and welcoming of international researchers. The programme will also delve into other important factors such as the management of digital and bibliographic resources.
The participants will visit some of the UGR’s most noteworthy research centres and institutes, exploring how they contribute to the training of young researchers at the UGR’s Doctoral Schools in Health Sciences (EDCS); Humanities, Social Sciences and Law (EDHCSJ); and Science, Technology and Engineering (EDCTI).
The programme will draw to a close on Friday 29 March with a workshop on local, regional, national and international funding opportunities, including European research programmes (Horizon 2020, Marie Curie-Skłodowska actions, European Research Council), educational programmes (Erasmus+), and the UGR Research Fund, Internationalization Fund, and Development Cooperation Fund.
Moreover, the programme includes guided tours of the UGR’s historical buildings and the "Parque de las Ciencias" Science Museum, showcasing the University’s exceptional heritage and highlighting the significant socio-economic role our institution plays at the local and regional levels.
The opening ceremony of the 2nd International Researcher Development Week was delivered on Monday 25 March by Dorothy Kelly, the Vice-Rector for Internationalization; Pedro Ángel Castillo Valdivieso, Director for Research Policy at the Vice-Rectorate for Research and Knowledge Transfer; and José Martínez Aroza, Coordinator of the Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility programme at the UGR.
Over 65 researchers and policy-makers from the following 32 countries have signed up to attend the event: Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Belarus, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Egypt, El Salvador, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Macedonia, Mauritania, Morocco, Myanmar, Palestine, Poland, United Kingdom, Romania, Russia, Sudan, Thailand, Turkey, Tunisia, and Ukraine.
Director for International Strategy, Projects and Networks
Vice-Rectorate for Internationalization
Pedro Ángel Castillo Valdivieso
Director for Research Policy
Vice-Rectorate for Research and Knowledge Transfer